The poll was held in 130 towns and cities in 45 regions in August.
The number of people supporting barriers to migration has grown by 18% over the past four years (from 52% in 2008). The number of Russians who think there should be no barriers for the country’s benefit dipped from 35% to 20%.
Most of the respondents called for limiting migration from the Caucasus (42%), China (37%) and former Soviet Central Asian republics (35%). Many Russians do not want Vietnamese migrants (31%) and Roma people (29%).